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Southwest, United, JetBlue Expanding Flights to Cuba

Published on June 8, 2018 by salejandro

By Matt Kendall

 

Three major US air carrier, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and United airlines, are expanding their flights to Cuba, following a decision by the US Department of Transportation to allow the expansions.

Southwest is launching a third daily nonstop flight between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Havana, effective August 8, 2018, the carrier announced in a release.

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and passengers celebrate the company’s first flight to Havana, Cuba on Dec. 12, 2016.

 

JetBlue is increasing its FTL-Havana flights up to three a week. The carrier will also be launching the first-ever nonstop flights between Boston and Havana in November.

JetBlue was the first US airline that landed in Cuba after US-Cuba thaw of bilateral relationship / Photo: Ramon Espinosa)

 

United has already begun offering daily nonstop flights between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, expanding on what had been Saturday-only service.

United chairman and CEO Oscar Muñoz: “These flights will pave the way for our clients to a new world of travel and opportunities.” / Photo: EnelAire.com

 

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